In Italy Mild shake hits Rome 2 months after major earthquake

A mild shake has been witnessed in the ancient city of Rome barely two months after a major earthquake occurred in the country.

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Amatrice, one of the places devastated by an earthquake in August 2016.

(Sky News)
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Rome has reportedly witness a mild shake after an earthquake measuring magnitude 5.6 struck Perugia in Italy, Sky News reports.

The historic centre was reportedly shaken by a strong earthquake in central Italy on Wednesday, October 25, 2016, 66km east-southeast of Perugia.

The shake and earthquake is coming just months after a quake in the same area killed hundreds.

According to Italy's National Vulcanology Centre, the epicentre of the 5.4-magnitude quake was Macerata, about 140 miles northeast of the capital.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck at 7.10pm local time at a relatively shallow depth of six miles.

One resident who lives near St Peter's Square said she "felt the apartment shaking and the walls cracking".


The report further revealed that some residents in the area, who panicked left their apartments to rush into the streets.

Tremors were reportedly felt from Perugia to Rome, and also in the town of L'Aquila, which was hit by an earthquake in 2009.

There were also reports of pieces of building falling and some power lines coming down, but no immediate word of any injuries.

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